The landscape as a subject matter has fascinated me for many years. Growing up on an island, surrounded by water and often working in agriculture developed my affinity for clouds, changing seasons and the scale of the countryside. It was also this time spent in the landscape that further encouraged my desire to study both drawing and painting.
I have travelled within various countries and researched diverse terrains. I was also curious to experience environments where my predecessors had developed their practise. Over time and experimentation I realised I needed a visual language that went beyond an outward appearance of the landscape. I wanted forms and designs that could embody my conscious and unconscious encounters with the subject matter. My experiences of change in perception required a language that allowed for this expansive movement. Currently I am making a series of drawings on location in Sussex. I am expanding these studies into paintings such as ‘West Hill and the Tree’ 2020.